Futon Mattress – DISCONTINUED

(3 customer reviews)

from £250

Unfortunately we are no longer able to make futon mattresses due to our local seamstress service no longer taking orders from third parties. We do not have an intention to restock these items at this time.
We have a range of sofa-beds available in their place, but the futons we previously made and the sofa bed bases that used them have now been discontinued.

Thick, comfortable futon mattresses using the finest quality fillings. Our futons are firm but with a softer surface layer to give them a relaxing, comfortable feel.
The approximate depths for each of our futons is: 12cm – 4 Layer /  15cm – 7 Layer.

Pictured with a Panama Sofa Bed Base (Not included with Futon Mattress – also discontinued)



To put the fillings in context, our policy has always been to avoid cheaper fillings that give less substance and comfort, and have a shorter lifespan. We think the results are the best we’ve achieved in over 30 years of futon making. Made using traditional techniques, our futons have square boxed corners and a zip around three sides so that we can add filling one layer at a time, filling closely into the corners. Using a long needle we thread several cotton ties through the futon to keep the fillings in place.
To know how futons have developed in the UK, take a look our blog: A Short History of the Futon. For styling inspiration, also see our feature: Futon Sofa Beds for Flexibility & Style.


  • Rebound Polycotton, a special blend of cotton and polycotton, is the thickest component and provides much of the bulk and character of the futon.
  • i-Fibre is a brilliant technological innovation. Rather than layered horizontally, the polyester fibres within i-are arranged vertically. Furthermore, these fibres act like springs and have less tendency to compress; making the futon firmer,  and more resilient for a longer life.
  • Pure Wool makes up the outer layers of the futon. Wool has excellent thermal properties as a temperature regulator, and is very breathable

NB: Our futon mattresses are made to order – the standard lead time is 5-6 weeks.

Our standard 7L futons contain 7 layers of filling. We recommend these futon mattresses for those under 95kg If you weigh over 80Kg you will probably require a thicker/firmer mattress, and we’d recommend two 4 layer futons used together.

Further Information:

  • Futon mattresses become firmer over time and typically last between 5 and 10 years. The fillings can absorb moisture as you sleep, and good maintenance is therefore essential to maximise the life of your futon mattress. We recommend that you turn the futon over and from side to side every two weeks. If you use it on the floor you should do this twice a week.
  • If you intend to sleep on a futon mattress every night, whatever your weight, we recommend you use a bed base with beech sprung slats (as opposed to fixed pine slats). If you don’t currently sleep on a futon – please call us for advice. Futon mattresses do feel quite different to standard mattresses.
  • We offer futons in bespoke shapes and sizes.

We recommend our futon mattress for our bases. If using a slat base from another supplier please ensure the gap between the slats is no more than 7cm. If your bed base has wider gaps please contact us to discuss which mattress will best suit your bed.

For advice on maintenance of your futon mattress please take a look at our blog – Looking After Your Futon Mattress.

Futon Colours:

There is a choice of colours for the Cotton futon case: we’d suggest Calico (undyed ivory cotton) if the futon is for a bed. For a sofa bed the coloured fabrics give you a range of colours to suit your decor. Our futons are finished with coloured cotton ties which pass through the futon and keep the filling in place. Choose from: natural, black, navy or grey ties.
The case is not removable but you can buy an additional loose cover which fits neatly and has a zip around three sides so it can be easily removed for cleaning. Please look at the Loose Covers page for details.
NB: Fabric samples for futon cases are available on request.

For inspiration on how to style your bedroom/futon mattress, why not head over to our Pinterest page?

Our prices include delivery on the UK mainland. Within the Sheffield area we deliver with our own vehicle. Outside the Sheffield area we use a carrier.

When your order is ready we’ll email you to notify you of the delivery process. Delivery will be arranged directly between the customer and our carrier - Domestic Distribution. This is a 2 man, room of choice delivery service.

3 reviews for Futon Mattress – DISCONTINUED

  1. Mara Fraser

    We ordered a this in calico and 7 layers for a euro kingsize futon base. It came all rolled up and was not over heavy to get on the bed, very comfortable to sleep on. We’ve been really pleased with it, and very impressed with the customer service we received from the Natural Bed Company.

  2. Rebecca Johnson

    I ordered a EU King size seven layer futon mattress and I have to say it’s better than I was expecting. Very well made, and very comfortable. The mattress is lightweight and easy to move.
    The customer service has been amazing and personable, and there were no problems with the delivery – which was such a relief!
    I was a bit nervous about spending the money without seeing the product, but I had no need to worry. I’m very happy.
    Highly recommend. Thank you 🙂

  3. pa.seccombe

    Purchased King Size Kyoto Bed (Oak), 7 Layer Futon Calico.

    I am 80+ Kg while my partner is 50Kg. The bed is little hard for her, but she is fine with it. For me it is perfect and gives me the support I want (both side sleepers).

    I took the risk and purchased it online out trying it out. I am not disappointed with quality or feel.

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